ASHOK K. AGARWAL, M.D.
AGARWAL AK. Exercise Tests After Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:250. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-250_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):250.
To the editor: I write to point out that there are contradictory statements in the editorial by Stang and Lewis (1).
1. Extensive experience of exercising patients between 1 and 3 weeks after infarction has already shown the apparent safety of this technique.
2. Not to do an exercise test before discharge is, in a way, to ask the patient to do the treadmill test at home.
3. Early exercise testing after infarction probably should remain a technique for tertiary care centers and not be used in every hospital giving coronary care.
Why if a modified stress test after infarction
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